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Jan Tschichold

 (1902 - 1974)
Jan Tschichold was active/lived in Germany, Switzerland.  Jan Tschichold is known for mixed-media abstraction, collage, graphic arts, design, typography.

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Jan Tschichold

Born in Leipzig, the son of a designer and painter of letters, Jan Tschichold was exposed early in childhood to the craft that became his life’s work. This first exposure to type notwithstanding, Tschichold studied to become an artist and took evening classes in calligraphy.

In 1923, when he was twenty-one years old, he visited the Bauhaus Exhibition in Weimar, and was astonished by what he saw. It is said that he left Weimar “a changed man.” Just two years later, he had formulated a set of typographic principles, which he published in pamphlet form under the title Elementaire Typographie.

In 1928, Tschichold published Die Neue T   ...  Displaying 750 of 4489 characters.

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